Eamon O’Rourke and his career as a filmmaker.
About Eamon O’Rourke
Eamon O’Rourke is an avid storyteller and filmmaker. The New York-based film director is best known for his film entrée titled Asking for It, starring Alexandra Shipp and Vanessa Hudgens. His previous occupations comprise production assistance and ghostwriting in iconic films like The Wolf of Wall Street and See on Apple TV +.
Career and Film Making
Eamon O’Rourke started his career as a peer educator. In numerous interviews, the talented filmmaker mentions his parent’s contribution to his career and life. In a blog post by Mensch, the actor mentions the devastating effect that his parent’s passing on had on his life.
Asking for It
Eamon O’Rourke cites the completion of the film Asking for It as the greatest achievement of his 10-year career. The film, released under Paramount movies, has been praised for flipping the pervasive male narrative in most conventional films. The script features Joey (the main character), who accompanies a gang of vigilante women who concur with their society and emancipate it from rapist frat boys.
O’Rourke has been a volunteer and passionate pioneer of immigrant rights and economic equality outside his works on film and TV. The film director has undertaken drug addiction coaching at different venues in New York City. He actively participates in human rights movements, including Black Lives Matter, Abortion rights Movements, and Occupy Wall Street.
O’Rourke mentions Jason Momoa as the most interesting individual he has interacted with during his career. When they were working on the film Bad Batch, Momoa stood out as ‘the nicest guy in the world.’ The filmmaker mentions that the Aquaman star has no sense of superiority despite his enormous height. O’Rourke is positive about working with people on what they love. He looks forward to improving the filmmaking field and making movies that mirror society’s main wows and downfalls.
O’Rourke’s favorite quote is, “ The harder you work, the luckier you get.” By Samuel Goldwyn. He is largely praised for his leading film director roles and acknowledgment of a need for diversity.